NHTSA says, 'Give us a brake.'

Weber, Rick
January 2007
Trailer / Body Builders;Jan2007, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p72
Trade Publication
The article discusses the truck industry's response to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend its air-brake standard to reduce stopping distance of truck tractors by 20% to 30%. ArvinMeritor and Meritor WABCO officials believe that the stopping distance could be achieved by increasing the brake torque on just the steer axle.


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